Griqualand West


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Griqualand West

an area of N South Africa, north of the Orange river: settled after 1803 by the Griquas; annexed by the British in 1871 following a dispute with the Orange Free State; became part of the Cape Colony in 1880. Chief town: Kimberley. Area: 39 360 sq. km (15 197 sq. miles)
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In 1894 the Griqualand West Colonial Rugby Football Union (GWCRFU) was formed and it became the first such organisation to comprise Coloureds, Malays and Africans.
The land question of Griqualand West. Cape Town: Saul Solomon & Co.
In his presidential address in 1899 to the Griqualand West Branch (BMA), 'Dr.
Ownership of the diamond fields was heavily disputed, and conflicting land claims by the Orange Free State, the Transvaal and the Griqua state under Nicholaas Waterboer were resolved in 1871, when Waterboer's claims to the fields were recognised by the British High Commissioner, who extended British protection to the Griqua and annexed the area as the Crown Colony of Griqualand West.
The Cheetahs, who are bidding for the franchise along with Griqualand West, face strong opposition from the Eastern Cape, who has a vocal supporter in South Africa's Sports Minister Makhenezi Stofile.
They call on two Sotuh Africans and two Aussies - Andre Botha of Griqualand West and Gerald Dros of Northerns, plus Jeremy Bray and Trent Johnston of New South Wales.
"Adrian, who plays first class cricket for Griqualand West back in South Africa, had a slow start to the season but has started to score as the wickets have become firmer and made 150-odd last week.
Microfossils from the Neoarchean Campbell Group, Griqualand West Sequence of the Transvaal Supergroup, and their paleoenvironmental and evolutionary implications.
WEST Indies failed to take advantage of their early successes as Griqualand West recovered from a middle order batting crisis to reach a total of 271 on the first day of the four-day tour match in Kimberley, South Africa.
Replacements: J Swart (W Prov), F Smith (Griqualand West), D Vanzyl (Mpumalanga Pumas), A Aitken (W Prov), W Meyer (Free State), N Drotske (Free State).
Between 2,600 and 2,100 million years ago, infilling of the Transvaal and Griqualand West basins took place.
Shellington, "The Impact of the Diamond Discoveries on the Kimberley Hinterland: Class Formation, Colonialism and Resistance among the Tlhaping of Griqualand West in the 1870s", in S.